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Römisches Matronenheiligtum "Heidentempel"

Römisches Matronenheiligtum "Heidentempel"

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    The cult site was probably originally a tree cult site, which in its expansion phase was dedicated to the Matronae Vacallinehae or Vocallinehae. These matronas were possibly the patron saint of a group or clan of the area called Vacalli. These Celtic-Germanic mother goddesses appear mainly in Northern Italy, Gaul, Lower Germany and Britain and are mostly derived from tree cults. The matron cult is particularly widespread in the Roman Rhineland. The naming mostly results from place, river or family names ...

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    • January 26, 2019

  • Matron temple in Nöthen-Pesch
    under the link: sophie-lange.de/matronenkult-und-kultplaetze/der-matronentempel-in-noethen-pesch/index.php
    interested hikers will find a lot of interesting information on the topic - Matronen in Heidenempel Nöthen - Pesch and in Vacalli area 3

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    • January 31, 2020

  • For almost 2000 years, people have been drawn to this place with a very special, calm atmosphere.
    In addition to the archeology and the well-prepared information, it is also worth taking a look at the many small offerings for the matrons.

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    • April 2, 2021

  • Nice stopover, not as "crowded" as the matron sanctuary at Nettersheim.

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    • September 24, 2017

  • The Gallo-Roman temple district was built on a hill above the confluence of the Wespelbach and Hornbach rivers. It is one of the best preserved Roman cult complexes in North Rhine-Westphalia. The largest extension of the complex is a 100 by 34 meter rectangle from the 4th century AD. The architectural beginnings can be dated to the 1st century AD, the flowering was reached in the 4th century, the destruction was noted for the beginning of the 5th century. Source: Wikipedia

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    • March 28, 2021

  • For me the most beautiful part of the Eifel loop. Again and again, small things are laid down with the matrons (apples, Eifel stones, flowers, etc.)

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    • March 14, 2022

  • Roman Matron Shrine "Heideempel" on the Addig

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    • November 6, 2014

  • There is also a small shelter right next to the remains of the temple complex ...

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    • May 10, 2020

  • It is nice to see how current admirers give the matrons little gifts.

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    • September 10, 2020

  • Here you can rest and look at the past

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    • July 6, 2020

  • There is a special atmosphere here.

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    • January 2, 2021

  • Peace and a great landscape

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    • October 23, 2016

  • A very special place.

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    • June 27, 2022

  • Very beautiful

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    • July 18, 2018

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